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==See Also==
==See Also==
{{Mechanical ventilation pages}}
{{Mechanical ventilation pages}}
==External Links==
*Vent basics resource: https://emcrit.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Managing-Initial-Vent-ED.pdf

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Categories of Respiratory Failure

Patient Positioning[1]

  • HOB elevation > 30 degrees
  • Reverse trendelenberg at 30 degrees in obese hypoventilaters
  • Lateral decubitus for severe unilateral lung disease
    • Good lung to Ground generally
    • Good lung UP in these exceptions:
      • Massive hemoptysis - prevent blood into dependent, good lung
      • Large abscess - pus fills up dependent lung
      • Unilateral emphysema - prevent hyperinflation

See Also

Mechanical Ventilation Pages

External Links


  1. Greenwood J. Good Lung UP or DOWN? Maneuvers to Improve Oxygenation in Acute Respiratory Failure. Updated 7/15/2014. https://umem.org/educational_pearls/2464/.